Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or the Advisory Board), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

 
CONTENT
Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 3 (Monday, January 6, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 3 (Monday, January 6, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 504-505]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-28451]
=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or the
Advisory Board), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
(NIOSH)
AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of
Health and Human Services (HHS).
ACTION: Notice of meeting.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the CDC
announces the following meeting of the Advisory Board on Radiation and
Worker Health (ABRWH). This meeting is open to the public, but without
a public comment period. The public is welcome to submit written
comments in advance of the meeting, to the contact person below.
Written comments received in advance of the meeting will be included in
the official record of the meeting. The public is also welcome to
listen to the meeting by joining the audio conference (information
below). The audio conference line has 150 ports for callers.
DATE: The meeting will be held on February 19, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m., EST.
ADDRESS: Audio Conference Call via FTS Conferencing. The USA toll-free
dial-in number is 1-866-659-0537; and the pass code is 9933701.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theodore Katz, MPA, Designated Federal
Officer, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop E-20, Atlanta, Georgia
30329-4017; Telephone: (513)
[[Page 505]]
533-6800; Toll Free: 1 (800) CDC-INFO; Email: [email protected].
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The Advisory Board was established under the Energy
Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 to
advise the President on a variety of policy and technical functions
required to implement and effectively manage the new compensation
program. Key functions of the Advisory Board include providing advice
on the development of probability of causation guidelines which have
been promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
as a final rule, advice on methods of dose reconstruction which have
also been promulgated by HHS as a final rule, advice on the scientific
validity and quality of dose estimation and reconstruction efforts
being performed for purposes of the compensation program, and advice on
petitions to add classes of workers to the Special Exposure Cohort
(SEC). In December 2000, the President delegated responsibility for
funding, staffing, and operating the Advisory Board to HHS, which
subsequently delegated this authority to the CDC. NIOSH implements this
responsibility for CDC. The Advisory Board's charter was issued on
August 3, 2001, renewed at appropriate intervals, rechartered on
February 12, 2018, and will terminate on February 12, 2020.
    Purpose: This Advisory Board is charged with (a) providing advice
to the Secretary, HHS, on the development of guidelines under Executive
Order 13179; (b) providing advice to the Secretary, HHS, on the
scientific validity and quality of dose reconstruction efforts
performed for this program; and (c) upon request by the Secretary, HHS,
advising the Secretary on whether there is a class of employees at any
Department of Energy facility who were exposed to radiation but for
whom it is not feasible to estimate their radiation dose, and on
whether there is reasonable likelihood that such radiation doses may
have endangered the health of members of this class.
    Matters To Be Considered: The agenda will include discussions on:
Work Group and Subcommittee Reports; Update on the Status of SEC
Petitions; Plans for the April 2020 Advisory Board Meeting; and
Advisory Board Correspondence. Agenda items are subject to change as
priorities dictate.
    The Director, Strategic Business Initiatives Unit, Office of the
Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices
pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management
activities, for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and
the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
Kalwant Smagh,
Director, Strategic Business Initiatives Unit, Office of the Chief
Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2019-28451 Filed 1-3-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4163-18-P